Atithi Devo Bhava (film)

Atithi Devo Bhava (transl. Guests are our God) is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language romantic action film directed by debutant Polimera Nageshawar and produced by Srinivasa Cine Creations. The film stars Aadi Saikumar and Nuveksha with music composed by Shekar Chandra. The plot follows Abhay who has monophobia and his life takes a dramatic turn after meets his love interest. The film is released theatrically on 7 January 2022.

Atithi Devo Bhava
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPolimera Nageshawar
Screenplay byRajani Rajababu
Story byK. Venugopal Reddy
Produced byRaja Babu Miryala
Ashok Reddy Miryala
CinematographyAmarnath Bommireddy
Edited byKarthika Srinivas
Music byShekar Chandra
Srinivasa Cine Creations
Release date
  • 7 January 2022 (2022-01-07)
Running time
133 minutes[1]

Plot edit

Abhi suffers from a problem called Mono Phobia. Because of this, he cannot survive alone and always expects someone to be on his side. In this process, he falls in love with Vaishnavi. When everything seems to be going fine, Abhi's phobia creates new misunderstandings in his love story.

Cast edit

Production and release edit

The film marks the directorial debut of Polimera Nageshawar. Filming primarily took place around Hyderabad while the songs were shot in Darjeeling.[2] Shekar Chandra composed the music while Karthika Srinivas and Amarnath Reddy performed the editing and cinematography respectively.[3] Atithi Devo Bhava was released on 7 January 2022 ahead of the festival of Sankranti, following the postponement of major Telugu productions like RRR and Radhe Shyam.[4] The film was released in Hindi on YouTube as Athidhi Devobhava on 16th December 2022 by Aditya Movies.

Soundtrack edit

The soundtrack album consists of four singles composed by Shekar Chandra, and released by Sony Music South.[5]

Atithi Devobhava (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1."Baguntundhi Nuvvu Navvithe"BhaskarabhatlaSid Sriram, Nutana Mohan3:43
2."Ninnu Chudagane"BhaskarabhatlaAnurag Kulkarni3:25
3."Gaaju Bomma Teeruna"Krishna KanthHrithika Aanandhi, Ritesh G Rao3:41
4."Chinni Gunde"Geetha KrishnaSri Kavya Chandana, Ritesh G Rao2:15
Total length:13:04

Reception edit

A reviewer from The Hans India rated the film 1.5 stars of 5 and wrote, "Atithi Devo Bhava is a regular and outdated romantic family entertainer that lacks impactful narration and convincing screenplay. Though the lead actors gave a decent performance, the film struggles with loopholes like uneven narration and outdated treatment."[6] Anji Shetty of Sakshi, who also rated the same, opined that the director had failed in execution despite having a novel idea.[7]

A reviewer from Eenadu appreciated the storyline and score but criticized the screenplay.[8] Surya Prakash of Asianet News felt the film lacked a thriller element which could keep the audience hooked to the story while the comedy and action sequences where poorly handled.[9]

References edit

  1. ^ "Atithi Devo Bhava Review". Indiaglitz. 7 January 2022.
  2. ^ "'Atithi Devo Bhava' will give Aadi Saikumar a good break: Director". Telangana Today. 4 January 2022. Archived from the original on 4 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Aadi Sai Kumar's next titled 'Atithi Devobhava,' first look poster out". The Times of India. 7 September 2021. Archived from the original on 1 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya's 'Bangarraju' joins Sankranti race". The Hindu. 6 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Atithi Devobhava (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Youtube Music. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Atithi Devo Bhava Movie Review: Outdated family entertainer". The Hans India. 9 January 2022. Archived from the original on 11 January 2022.
  7. ^ Shetty, Anji (7 January 2022). "'అతిథి దేవో భవ' మూవీ రివ్యూ". Sakshi (in Telugu). Archived from the original on 7 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Atithi DevoBhava Review: రివ్యూ అతిథి దేవోభవ". Eenadu (in Telugu). 7 January 2022. Archived from the original on 7 January 2022.
  9. ^ Prakash, Surya (7 January 2022). "Review: ఆది 'అతిథి దేవో భవ' మూవీ రివ్యూ". Asianet News Network (in Telugu). Archived from the original on 7 January 2022.

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